Ay, caramba!

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Raven Tree Press, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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The misadventures of a sleepy farmer as he agonizes over a mixed-up list of the coming day's chores. Full story told in English and Spanish.

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Beautiful illustrations—humorous, busy, matte-surfaced, revealing the canvas texture of the original acrylic paintings—highlight this twisting account of a farmer's attempt to get a good night's ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Lee Bock, an elementary school librarian, was awarded the Muriel Fuller Award from the Wisconsin Library Association for outstanding services to the community and received a Facts on File Award from the American Library Association for outstanding programming. She has an MA degree in Education and is a frequent storyteller, puppeteer, and actor. Her first published childrens book, Oh, Crumps! / ¡Ay, caramba, made the CCBC Choices 2004 list and was the winner of the Betty Ren Wright Childrens Picture Book Award presented by the Council for Wisconsin Writers. Lee and her husband Bob live on a farm in rural Wisconsin and raise registered Arabian horses.

Growing up in Charleston, South Carolina, Morgan Midgett enjoyed bugging her two older sisters when not playing pretend or drawing in her bedroom. Her mom was a great reader who read at least three books a night to Morgan (she was the baby after all) before she went to bed. Her dad kept her in fits of giggles and was always around to see the unveiling of a new "masterpiece." According to Morgan, her family never faltered in their encouragement of her artwork and visions. Ms. Midgett graduated from the Ringling School of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration. She feels she was blessed with gifted mentors throughout her educational career. Oh, Crumps! is her debut into the wonderful world of childrens illustration.

Eida de la Vega is the Purchasing Manager for Lectorum Publications, the oldest and largest distributor of Spanish books in the country. She is also a translator of numerous childrens books and videos from English to Spanish. Eida began her career in 1997 as an Educational Assistant with Lectorum, and was promoted to her current position in 1998. Prior to joining Lectorum, Eida was a librarian with the National Library José Martí in La Habana, Cuba. She also worked as a researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research in La Habana. A native of La Habana, Eida is a graduate of the University of Havana. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and two children, 5 year-old Eric and 1 year-old Lila.

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